According to sources, the police are now on the hunt for Peddapalli ZP chairman Putta Madhu and suspect that he fled to Maharashtra.
Though he was removed of charges soon after, the officials once again included Veldi Vasantha Rao's name in the probe report, arrested him, and produced him before a court in Manthani.
On the other hand, based on Bittu Srinu’s call data, four TRS second-rung leaders have been questioned.
The police said that all along the motive had been that lawyer couple had remained a gadfly for the murder-accused.
The police, in a lengthy statement, said that the motive for the murder was that the lawyer couple was repeatedly creating problems for the accused which drove them to take a decision to kill them.
The police are also planning to record the statements of drivers of two RTC buses, conductors and onlookers who witnessed the murder.
In a related development, police are preparing to get more details on the accused Kunta Srinivas, Shivanandula Chiranjeevi and Akkapaka Kumar whose police custody will end on Wednesday.
Around three teams of expert swimmers were brought in from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to fish out the murder weapons from the barrage at Kasipeta village in Manthani mandal.
Congress leaders meet Telangana Governor, demand 'court-monitored CBI probe' into lawyer-couple murder
According to Congress, the sand mafia, TRS leaders and the police collaborated in the murders.
The court directed the state to file a status report and ensure to collect relevant evidence and place before it along with the video clippings of the crime which have gone viral on social media.